NORDITA-Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Nordita

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Position ID:NORDITA-Nordita-PDDQM22 [#23574]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow Positions in Dynamic Quantum Matter, Materials Informatics, and Quantum Matter for Sensing
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Stockholm, Stockholms Lan 10691, Sweden [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Theoretical Physics / Theoretical condensed matter physics, Theoretical High Energy Physics, Theoretical particle physics, condensed matter analogues of axions, Condensed matter theory, Quantum Condensed Matter Theory, Quantum Field Theory, Quantum Gravity, Quantum Information Theory, Quantum information/quantum matter, Quantum Optics, Quantum Statistical Mechanics, Quantum Transport, theoretical
Appl Deadline:2022/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/11/03, finished 2023/06/07, listed until 2022/12/15)
Position Description:    

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Project description

We expect to have openings for two postdoctoral positions in theoretical condensed matter physics in our group (

Dynamic Quantum Matter: We are interested in quantum materials that have unconventional, hidden and topological orders. The focus is on dynamics and entangled orders in ferroic, magnetic and superconducting states, odd-frequency superconductivity and Dirac materials.

Machine learning and materials informatics: Applications of this data-driven approach are wide-ranging and cover the search for various quantum materials with special electrical, optical and magnetic properties. Successful candidate(s) are expected to bridge the analytic and ab initio calculations in the framework of density functional theory within the field of quantum materials, including van der Waals and Dirac materials, topological materials, photovoltaics and multiferroics.

Quantum materials and mechanisms for quantum sensing: The successful applicant should have expertise in quantum materials and quantum sensing, with the goal of developing candidate mechanisms and detection techniques using advantages that quantum sensors provide.

Main responsibilities

The position includes conducting a strong research program and interacting with colleagues and visitors at Nordita, Stockholm University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Uppsala University, and elsewhere in the Nordic countries. The successful candidate is expected to spend significant time at Nordita, Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, building connections between condensed matter, astrophysics and high-energy groups.

Qualification requirements

Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria

The degree must have been completed at latest before the employment decision is made, but no more than three years before the closing date. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or service/assignments relevant to the subject area.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in dynamic quantum matter, materials informatics, and quantum matter for sensing.

Terms of employment

The position involves full-time employment for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 20 February, 2023, or as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.


Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Alexander Balatskty,, and recruiting administrator Jimmie Evenholt,


The deadline for applications is 15 December, 2022. Only online applications will be accepted. Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. Instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the online job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1957. It moved to the AlbaNova University Center in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2007, where it is jointly hosted by KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University. Research at Nordita covers a broad range of theoretical physics including astrophysics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, gravitation, cosmology and astroparticle physics, high-energy physics, quantum information, and statistical physics/complex systems. The research activity of the local academic staff is supplemented by Nordita Scientific Programs, which bring together groups of leading experts to work on specific topics for extended periods. There is also ample opportunity for collaboration with faculty and research staff at local universities. Further information about Nordita can be found at

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